A more resilient Airbus creamed its troubled US rival when it came to commercial aircraft deliveries in 2020 as Boeing delivered its lowest number of planes in almost half a century.
The impact on aviation of the COVID-19 pandemic was compounded for Boeing by the ongoing grounding of the 737 MAX and manufacturing problems later in the year with its widebody 787 Dreamliner.
Boeing’s woes meant the US company delivered just 157 commercial aircraft compared to 566 at Airbus.
Not weighed down by problems with its single-aisle aircraft, Airbus delivered 446 members of the A320 family, the majority of them neos. Also delivered: read more ⇒